# Equation of a Straight Line

## An online exercise about the equation y=mx+c and the features of a straight line graph.

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This is level 2: parallel and perpendicular lines You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.

 1. The line segment AB is parallel to the x-axis. If A is (4,5) and B is (6,p), find the value of p. 2. The line segment CD is parallel to the y-axis. If C is (5,2) and B is (q,7), find the value of q. 3. What is the gradient of the line parallel to the line $$y=6x-9$$ ? 4. What is the gradient of the line parallel to the line $$3y+12x=5$$ ? 5. Find the equation of the line that is parallel to $$y=9-2x$$ and passes through the point (6,0). Give your answer in the form $$y=mx+c$$ 6. What is the gradient of the line perpendicular to the line $$7y=x+9$$ ? 7. What is the gradient of the line perpendicular to the line $$6y+2x-3=0$$ ? 8. Find the equation of the line that is perpendicular to $$y=x-5$$ and passes through the point (4,5) Give your answer in the form $$y=mx+c$$ 9. Find the equation of the line that is perpendicular to $$5x+7y-12=0$$ and passes through the point (2,2) Give your answer in the form $$ax+by+c=0$$ where a,b and c are integers 10. If A is (3,6) and B is (4,1), find the equation of the line which passes through A, and is perpendicular to the line passing through both A and B. Give your answer in the form $$ax+by+c=0$$ where a,b and c are integers
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## Instructions

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - The equation of a straight line

Level 2 - Parallel and perpendicular lines

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## Example

The video above is from the wonderful Corbettmaths.

For Level 2 you will need to know the following:

• If two lines are parallel they will have the same gradient.
• If two lines are perpendicular the gradient of one will be the negative reciprocal of the gradient of the other.

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